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  • InBella

    Weekend Mini Style #2

    Today we ticked the first thing off our Festive Bucket List by getting our Christmas Tree! Bella and I both wore our Christmas jumpers for the first time this season (Daddy’s apparently didn’t go with his outfit?!) and I may have text my sister to make sure her family wore theirs too and by chance my Dad had joined in also. So yes, we were that family that went out for breakfast together all wearing matching christmas jumpers ūüėČ (Apart from Josh.. boo him)

    dec mini style edited

    Jumper – Primark | Denim Skirt – Marks & Spencer | Fairisle Tights – Sainsburys | Chelsea Boots – Next

    I picked up this reindeer jumper from Primark a couple of weeks back and it’s much thicker than I expected and was a bargain at only ¬£7. The nose is actually 3D which Bella was very impressed with and I even managed to match her hair bow with the polka dot one on the jumper ūüėČ My favourite bit is definitely the red heart elbow patches! I just love an elbow patch.

    I teamed the jumper with a denim skirt, festive tights and chelsea boots but I think it would look equally cute with skinny jeans or even red leggings.


    Little Miss Sassy Pants is such a poser ¬†diva¬†ūüėČ



    Thanks for reading
    Harriet xo


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  • InFamily

    Our Festive Bucket List

    festive bucket list


    I love a list. Especially a bucket list. My husband and I write one together at the beginning of every year and have done since we¬†first got together when we were 14! I get serious satisfaction about crossing something off¬†my list. As it’s¬†officially December now¬†I thought I would share a few festive things we are hoping to do over the upcoming festive period!

    • Kick off December by choosing our Christmas tree¬†& spend the afternoon¬†decorating it while listening to cheesy Christmas music
    • Go to a couple of local Christmas markets
    • Bake & decorate gingerbread biscuits with Bella
    • Have a festive hot chocolate from Starbucks or Costa…or both ūüėČ
    • Take Bella to visit Santa. This will actually be her first time as we felt she was too young the last two years
    • Go for an evening trip to see the Christmas lights. The houses in the¬†village my husband grew up in go all out at Christmas on the lights front and it’s definitely worth a visit
    • Have our friends over for a cheese board evening and to play board games. We have a Christmas meal at ours together every year and it’s the perfect chance to catch up & exchange gifts!
    • Lots of¬†walks in the crisp December fresh air & possibly a family trip to the farm
    • Make salt dough ornaments with Bella
    • Take lots of festive photos on my new camera
    • Spend a whole day in our Pyjamas watching Christmas films (and pigging out on Christmas treats no doubt!)
    • Have a candle lit picnic by the Christmas tree
    • Make home baked Christmas gifts for friends & family. I make the most incredible chocolate orange brownies every year and last year Josh made some tomato chutney. This year I’m going to try some new recipes too including some rather tasty looking Oreo truffles I found on Pinterest!
    • Spend Christmas Day at the in laws with Josh’s family. I’m so excited for this! Especially as it means Bella gets to spend the day with her cousins which she will absolutely¬†love!
    • Host Boxing Day Lunch for my family. Josh is already talking about doing three different meats with ALLLL the trimmings. Lord help my waistline.
    • Make Turkey flan with leftovers. It’s honestly amaaaazing. But then again anything with cheese pastry gets a thumbs up from me ūüėČ

    What’s on your festive bucket list this year?

    Thanks for reading,
    Harriet xo

  • InFamily

    Me & Mine {November 2015}

    This is my first time joining in with this wonderful Linky! Before I started my own blog I would always admire all my favourite bloggers’ Me & Mine family portraits so I thought it was about time I joined in myself!

    November has been such a lovely busy month for us. We celebrated Bella’s 2nd birthday at the beginning of the month with a fireworks party with our nearest and dearest. (Still can’t believe she’s TWO!) We then had a wonderful day in London at the BBC Good Food Show and even saw the baking Queen herself; Mary Berry! Josh and I enjoyed a blissful child free dinner and night away for my birthday along with¬†a couple of other lovely¬†birthday meals with family & friends. Overall November has been wonderful. One of those months that just makes you feel all warm & fuzzy inside.¬†After¬†all the terrible recent events happening¬†around the world¬†I’m feeling¬†extra grateful to be able to experience all these lovely moments with my little family. I’m holding them just that little bit tighter.

    Now that November is¬†coming to an end¬†and all the Birthday shenanigans are over I am finally ready to embrace Christmas with open arms! Thanks to Black Friday I have now made a good start on my Christmas shopping and am expecting lots of deliveries over the new week or so. We’re planning to go and choose our tree next weekend and decorate the house, I’m really excited for that this year as Bella gets so excited whenever she sees a Christmas tree in a shop and yells ‘TREEEEEE MUMMYYYYY!’ Too.Freaking.Cute. We’ve also got a few festive family days planned which I’m really looking forward to.

    Our first ever Me & Mine Family Portrait was taken by Charlotte Rawles Photography at our Autumn Mini Shoot on the 1st of November and I think it’s my new favourite photo of the three of us! I set it as the wallpaper on my iPhone and it makes me smile every time I see it. I just received my first ever DSLR as a joint birthday & Christmas present from my Dad and I can’t wait to have a proper play with it and snap lots of family photos over the festive season!


    dear beautiful
    Thanks for reading
    Harriet xo